Now class, let's review. Who remembers what this is called?
Very good! It's called MOLTING. Now, what happens when chickens MOLT?
YES. They turn into awkward teenagers! Their feathers fall out and the backyard looks like a chicken murder scene! That's right!
Do they die after they molt? No.
Do they keep laying eggs while they molt? That's right, no.
Does mama have to go to the store and (GASP!) BUY eggs?? YES. And it's SO SAD.
But don't worry. We will keep these girls happy and healthy as we head into fall and winter and they'll be back to laying in no time. We hope.